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November 26, 2012 2:32:54 PM

Hi everyone. I'm currently building a primary gaming rig that I also plan to do occasional audio work on (composing, encoding, etc. mostly for video game development) although I have a laptop that I currently do most of my creative work on. This is my first time putting the rig together myself, though I've fiddled around with upgrades on store bought stuff before.

At the moment, I've gathered the following parts.

Motherboard: ASRock z77 Extreme4
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
SSD: Crucial m4 128GB

However, I'm a bit lost on where to go from here with the PSU and case. I'm planning on possibly doing Crossfire eventually with an OC on the 3570K (and yes, I've read numerous threads on comparisons between OCing 3570K versus 2500K, so I don't really need much in that area). I'd like to customize the case with a few lights that go along with my room eventually as well.

I'm well within my budget at the moment since I got some of these pieces for a lot less than I expected. However, I'd still like to remain in the neighborhood of under $200 for the case and PSU, and while I've checked out a bunch of threads and websites I'm not quite sure I trust myself to make the decision about the case since I feel that could be a deal breaker in how well my entire system cools. I live in Japan so the summers here are pretty brutal.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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November 26, 2012 2:45:43 PM


280W Gpu
77W Cpu
16W Ram
15W Hdd
25W Dvd

=413 W

As u are intending to CF add 280 more

=693 + OC = 730W

So a good 750-800W Qualit buidl woulb be great .

So here i come

This beast delivered 900W

If u are afraid of that PSU

Here is a gold rated delivering more than 850 W.

IMO get the corsair 750 W V2. Made by seasonic and brother with

Or this

The best bang for the buck . Srslt get this XFX 850 W


And 81 $ leaves 120 for the case.

The last one 600T is the best case. I like it very much. Tons of space / cable managment /airflow etc. But its 10$ more :S
November 26, 2012 10:24:16 PM

Thanks prototype!
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November 27, 2012 2:27:09 PM

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November 27, 2012 2:28:52 PM

You'r Welcome !

Good Luck !
November 27, 2012 2:54:31 PM

Er, not sure how to unsolve this but I couldn't find any of the PSUs you recommended on sale at Amazon Japan.

What do you think of the Silverstone SST-ST75F-P? 750W with peaks at 800W.
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November 27, 2012 3:07:14 PM

Well you cant unsolve :D  but you could have told me the website.

What is your budget in your currency ?